Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2018


And January has come to a close. How many times did you guys write 2017 instead of 2018 on your paperwork/homework? Lol. I did it at least twice! 😜

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Guest Post: The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb


Hey guys! Today I have a fun guest post for you guys from Jessie Hilb, discussing the most influential books she read while writing her own book. And I know I don't post a lot about contemporary books, but if you love contemporaries, then this is definitely for you!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday Post #154: Same Old, Same Old



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Review: The Third Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders #3) by R.L. Stine

The Third Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders, #3)
Title: The Third Evil

Series: Fear Street Cheerleaders #3

Previous books in this series: The First Evil | The Second Evil

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: October 1992

Published by: Archway/Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

It’s back!

Did the evil spirit really leave Kimmy’s body? The cheerleaders of Shadyside High can still feel its dark presence, and Corky knows that it is out there, somewhere close. And getting closer.

Corky is tormented night after night by dreams of her dead sister, Bobbi. What terrifying message is Bobbi trying to tell her? When the evil begins again—more horrible, more gruesome than ever—Corky knows it is up to her to learn the century-old secrets and destroy the evil spirit’s power for good. But so many have died already—will Corky be next?

My rating: ★★★★☆

Fight, fight, fight or die, die, die!

Poor Corky. Both her sister Bobbi and boyfriend Chip are dead—killed by the evil spirit. But it’s not over yet! The evil spirit is back once again! This time around, the evil spirit possess someone I never would have guessed! I was so surprised to find out who it was in this time. But it was very interesting see it in this perspective and see the internal struggle between host and evil spirit. However, there was one different thing that happened in this book that I didn’t really understand: this time the evil spirit actually let the host remember the things they did while being possessed. It was very strange because in the previous book, Kimmy did not remember at all being possessed, but maybe the spirit is growing weaker as time goes on...?

idk

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Book Spotlight: Gaelan's War (Gaelan Kelly #1) by Thaddeus McGrath


Hey guys! Today I have a special book spotlight for you featuring a supernatural thriller, ooooo spooky! You could say it's...

notnatural1
notnatural2

😉😂

Okay, I'm sorry. Bad Supernatural joke, I know. Lol. Moving on!

If you like vampires and werewolves and an action-packed story, check out this book!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday Post #153: MANIA and Wayward Sisters... So Much YES!



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Review: The Second Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders #2) by R.L. Stine

The Second Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders, #2)
Title: The Second Evil

Series: Fear Street Cheerleaders #2

Previous book in this series: The First Evil

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: September 1992

Published by: Archway/Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

Add it to your Goodreads shelf

Buy it: Amazon | Thrift Books

Synopsis:

Corky Corcoran is sure it's just her imagination when she sees her dead sister rise from the grave. Or is it?

Corky is trying to put the nightmare of Bobbi's death behind her—she's back on the Shadyside cheerleading squad and has become friends with Kimmy and Debra. But everything is not back to normal for Corky—she hears horrible screams in the gym, her friend has become obsessed with the occult, and a strange young man is following her. And then the murders begin again...

Has the evil spirit from the Fear Street cemetery returned to destroy them one by one?

My rating: ★★★★☆

Cheers... from the grave!

Corky is still totally heartbroken over Bobbi’s death, understandably. Corky is really having a hard time putting her life back together—she obsessively goes to Bobbi’s grave, she’s off the cheer team, and to top it all off, some creepy weirdo seems to be stalking her. Oh, and the evil spirit that killed her sister might be back. I think I forgot to mention that. Lol.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Review: Thread of Death (Elemental Assassin #5.5) by Jennifer Estep

Thread of Death (Elemental Assassin #5.5)
Title: Thread of Death

Series: Elemental Assassin #5.5

Previous books in this series: Spider's Bite (#1) | Web of Lies (#2) | Venom (#3) | Tangled Threads (#4) | Spider's Revenge (#5)

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: January 2012

Published by: Pocket Books

Source: Borrowed from library

Add it to your Goodreads shelf

Buy it: Amazon

Synopsis:

Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, might have finally killed her nemesis, Mab Monroe, but that doesn't mean that it's smooth sailing. Gin goes to Mab's funeral to say her goodbyes and runs into some of Ashland's most notorious underworld power players, including Jonah McAllister and Phillip Kincaid. McAllister wants her dead, and Kincaid has his own murky motives when it comes to the Spider, and Gin once again finds herself fighting for her life. Only this time, she might wind up in the cemetery right next to Mab.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Thread of Death takes place just after book five, Spider’s Revenge, so there will obviously be spoilers for that book.

One thing I liked about this novella is that not only was it in Gin’s POV, but it also alternated between different bad guys, Mab’s former associates, if you will. It was pretty cool getting these perspectives.

Monday, January 15, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #108: Magic and Killers


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date and Unleashing Reads.

Best of 2017 Giveaway Hop: Spartan Heart by Jennifer Estep



This giveaway hop is meant to share your favorite book of this past year. And while this books didn't make it to my Top 10 Books of 2017 because I was actually right in the middle of reading it, it is definitely one of the best books I read in 2017! That book I am talking about is...

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday Post #152: Expensive Mistakes



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Literary Nails: Spartan Heart (Mythos Academy Spinoff #1) by Jennifer Estep



Only took me about a year to get another bookish nail art design out 😅 lol.

Today I have some nail art inspired by...

Spartan Heart (Mythos Academy: Colorado #1)
Spartan Heart (Mythos Academy Spinoff #1)
by Jennifer Estep

Released: December 5th, 2017

New school year, same old problems...
At Mythos Academy, everyone knows exactly who I am: Rory Forseti, Spartan girl and the daughter of Reapers.

Even though I fought alongside my cousin Gwen Frost to save the mythological world from Loki and his evil Reapers of Chaos, I’m still the most hated girl at the academy because of all the horrible things my parents did. I had hoped that this school year would be different, but the other kids just won’t let me forget about my parents.

But something strange is going on at the Colorado academy. First, I run into a Viking guy who dislikes me more than most. Then I notice some odd artifacts in the Library of Antiquities. And worst of all, I start hearing rumors about a new group of Reapers who can summon mythological monsters.

I might be the most hated girl at Mythos Academy, but I’m also the only one who can save it...


 Spartan Heart

Friday, January 12, 2018

Review: The First Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders #1) by R.L. Stine

The First Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders, #1)
Title: The First Evil

Series: Fear Street Cheerleaders #1

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: August 1992

Published by: Archway/Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

Add it to your Goodreads shelf

Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository | Thrift Books

Synopsis:

"Give Me a D-I-E!"
Newcomers Corky and Bobbi Corcoran want more than anything to make the cheerleading squad at Shadyside High. But as soon as the Corcoran sisters are named to the team, terrible things happen to the cheerleaders.

The horror starts with a mysterious accident near the Fear Street cemetery. Soon after, piercing screams echo through the empty school halls. And then the ghastly murders begin...

Can Corky and Bobbi stop the killer before the entire cheerleading squad is destroyed?

My rating: ★★★★☆

When the cheers turn to screams...

Bobbi and Corky Corcoran have just moved to Shadyside and are looking to join the cheerleading squad. After some issues, the Corcoran sisters join the team, much to the dismay of the other girls. One day, they are on the bus heading off to perform somewhere when they are in an accident, which happens at Fear Street Cemetery, no less! Then, as expected, strange things start happening... accidents. Someone or something is out to get the cheerleaders!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Review: Spartan Heart (Mythos Academy Spinoff #1) by Jennifer Estep

Spartan Heart (Mythos Academy: Colorado #1)
Title: Spartan Heart

Series: Mythos Academy Spinoff #1

Previous series: Mythos Academy

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: December 2017

Published by: Jennifer Estep

Source: eARC for review from author

Add it to your Goodreads shelf

Buy it: Amazon | Nook | Kobo | iBooks | Smashwords

Synopsis:

New school year, same old problems...

At Mythos Academy, everyone knows exactly who I am: Rory Forseti, Spartan girl and the daughter of Reapers.

Even though I fought alongside my cousin Gwen Frost to save the mythological world from Loki and his evil Reapers of Chaos, I’m still the most hated girl at the academy because of all the horrible things my parents did. I had hoped that this school year would be different, but the other kids just won’t let me forget about my parents.

But something strange is going on at the Colorado academy. First, I run into a Viking guy who dislikes me more than most. Then I notice some odd artifacts in the Library of Antiquities. And worst of all, I start hearing rumors about a new group of Reapers who can summon mythological monsters.

I might be the most hated girl at Mythos Academy, but I’m also the only one who can save it...

My rating: ★★★★★

Everything seemed normal, but at Mythos Academy, that was usually when things got the most dangerous.

If you’ve been here awhile, you know I’ve mentioned how Mythos Academy is one of my most favorite series ever, time and time again. So it should be no surprise that I absolutely loved Spartan Heart as well! Rory appeared in the last two books of the Mythos Academy series, so you can imagine my excitement when I found out that she was getting her own series! It was the best news ever, and now that I read the book, it did not let me down one bit!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sunday Post #151: Creepy, Funny Christmas Tales & Savage Songs



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Review: The New Year's Party (Fear Street Super Chiller #9) by R.L. Stine

The New Year's Party (Fear Street Super Chiller, #9)
Title: The New Year's Party

Series: Fear Street Super Chiller #9 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: September 1995

Published by: Archway/Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

Add it to your Goodreads shelf

Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository | Thrift Books

Synopsis:

Ring in the new fear.

P.J. wasn’t supposed to die. It was just a practical joke, no big deal. But P.J. had a bad heart...

The kids at Reenie’s Christmas party couldn’t tell the police what they’d done, so they hid the body... and then it disappeared.

Now someone is killing them, one by one. Someone is taking P.J.’s revenge... but who?

By midnight they’ll know. Because when the clock chimes, they’ll all get a kiss. The kiss of death.

My rating: ★★★★☆

When midnight strikes... they all die.

Reenie and her friends love pulling pranks on each other—these stupid games where they try to scare the crap out of each other by pretending to be dead.

Maybe we should stop playing this game, Reenie thought. Maybe we should stop right now—tonight—before someone goes too far.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

2018 Reading Challenges

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
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Of course, the Goodreads challenge, as always. This year I'm hoping to read at least 50 books, but I would really love to read much more than that! I may up my goal as the year goes by!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Bookish Stats of 2017!



This post was inspired by Angie who used to blog at Pinkindle, who actually stopped blogging not too long ago and that makes me so sad because I loved her content! But she's still over on Goodreads, so that's good! Lol. Anyway, I complied some statistics over the last year of some bookish things and I thought they would be interesting to share!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

My Year in Books: 2017



I love this feature on Goodreads! It's always interesting to see certain statistics on the books I read!
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